Most music lovers are reliant on ceiling speakers to deliver sound to a wide range. Wiring speakers to a receiver will fix further disconnections and let you enjoy hours of uninterrupted music.
How to Connect Ceiling Speakers to Receiver?
With the right receiver and proper installation, the music played will be smooth and thrilling. Connecting the receiver to the speaker seems daunting and many people think is only done by professionals. In actuality, the process is quite simpler than anticipated.
You do not have to be an electrician to do this job, both devices can be easily connected in just a few, simple steps.
The first step is to gather all the required materials and tools for the setup process. You will be needing
- Wire cutters
- Ceiling speakers
- Wire nuts
Step-by-Step Guide to Connect Ceiling Speakers to Receiver
The following instructions will help you connect these two devices without the help of a professional.
1. Look For the Precise Spot
If the speaker is already installed, look for a spot nearby for receiver placement. Installing a receiver far away will be difficult and require long wires. If the ceiling speaker is yet to be installed, it is recommended to place it at the room’s center for leveled audio. Improper installation can cause a sound like a blown speaker.
2. Turn Off The Power Source For Your Safety
Unplug everything and disconnect from the power source for your safety. An electricity source should be cut off as you will be working with wires to connect a receiver.
Touching a live wire can have adverse consequences and may require medical attention. Turn off the power of the room from the circuit breaker to make sure no signals go through the wires.
3. Take a Note of the Wire Connection
See how the wires are connected, write it down, if necessary. Assuming you are not an electrician, making a note of the current wire connection will come in handy later.
Before disconnecting them, see how the wires are connected to reconnect them the same way afterward. Wires for basic wiring come in red and black colors.
4. Prepare the Wires
After ensuring no device is connected to the power supply, prepare the wires connecting the speaker and the receiver. The red and black wires bought for this purpose are enclosed in insulation material.
Split the ends of the wire by an inch or two using either wire cutters or plain scissors. Trim and peel off the outer skin of the wire, once the live wires are exposed, you will see a bunch of golden wires.
Twist both red and black wires before putting them in the receiver for easy insertion, however, keep them apart. Bend each side to form a Y-shape and repeat the similar process with other wires.
5. Connect Wires to the Speakers
Not all speakers have the same connectivity options, some have pointy edges while others have socket or screw sets.
The wires can be wrapped onto the speaker with a pointy edge. The socket-type connectivity option is the most commonly used one that allows connection by opening a locking mechanism.
6. Connect Wires to the Corresponding Socket
Similar to wires, sockets also come in black and red colors which makes the setup even easier. It is pretty straightforward, simply insert the red wire in the red socket and the black wire in the black socket.
Sockets are labeled as Left and Right, so, if you have two ceiling speakers, connect the wires of the left speaker to the left socket and the right speaker to the right socket.
7. Lock The Screws
Now lock the socket with in-built locks, latch, or screws, the wires are locked as the socket is closed. Try pulling them gently to see if they are inserted firmly.
Once wires are connected securely, you are free to turn on the receiver. Hide the wires with tape for an aesthetically-pleasing appearance.
Hopefully, after this detailed setup guide, you can connect the speaker and receiver without any problem.